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Philosophical and Literary Essays - Page 65
by James Gregory - 1792 - 704 pages
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Essays and Treatises on Several Subjects, Volume 1

David Hume - 1760 - 314 pages
...intereft, difcovers the impcffibility of his efcape, as well from the obftinacy of the! gaoler, as as from the walls and bars, with which he is furrounded; and...attempts for his freedom, chufes rather to work upon the ftone and iron of the one, than upon the inflexible nature of the other. The fame prifoner, when conducted...
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Essays and Treatises on Several Subjects ...: Essays, moral, political, and ...

David Hume - 1764 - 524 pages
...money nor intereft, difcovers the' impoffibility of his efcape, as well when he confiders the obflinacy of the gaoler, as the walls and bars, with which he...attempts for his freedom, chufes rather to work upon the ftone and iron of the one, than upon the inflexible nature of the other. The fame prifoner, when conducted...
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An enquiry concerning human understanding. A dissertation on the passions ...

David Hume - 1768 - 540 pages
...from the fame principles. A prifoner, who has neither money nor intereft, difcovers the impofTibility of his efcape, as well when he confiders the obftinacy...as the walls and bars, with which he is furrounded ; a and and in all attempts for his freedom, chufes rather to Work upon the ftone and iron of the one,...
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An enquiry concerning human understanding. A dissertation on the passions ...

David Hume - 1772 - 556 pages
...moral evidence link together, and form only one chain of argument, we fhall make no fcruple to allow, that they are of the fame nature, and derived from...attempts for his freedom, chufes rather to work upon the ftone and iron of the one, than upon the inflexible nature of the other. The fame prifoner, when conducted...
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An inquiry concerning human understanding. A dissertation on the passions ...

David Hume - 1788 - 600 pages
...principles. A prifoner, who has neither money nor intereft, difcovers the impoffibility of his efeape, as well when he confiders the obftinacy of the gaoler,...furrounded; and, in all attempts for his freedom, choofes rather to work upon the ftone and iron of the one, than upon the inflexible nature of the other....
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Essays and Treatises on Several Subjects: In Two Volumes

David Hume - 1804 - 552 pages
...in». . Jerest, discovers the impossibility of his escape, as well when he considers the obstinacy of the gaoler, as the walls and bars with which he is surrounded ; and, in all attempts for his freedom, chuses father to work upon the stone and iron of...
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Essays and Treatises on Several Subjects, Volume 2

David Hume - 1809 - 556 pages
...money nor interest, discovers the impossibility of his escape, as well when he considers the obstinacy of the gaoler, as the walls and bars with which he is surrounded ; and, in all attempts for his freedom, chuses rather to work upon the stone and iron of...
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The Philosophical Works of David Hume ...: An inquiry concerning the human ...

David Hume - 1826 - 626 pages
...money nor interest, discovers the impossibility of his escape, as well when he considers the obstinacy of the gaoler, as the walls and bars with which he is surrounded; and, in all attempts for his freedom, chooses rather to work upon the stone and iron of...
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The Philosophical Works, Volume 4

David Hume - 1854 - 576 pages
...money nor interest, discovers the impossibility of his escape, as well when he considers the obstinacy of the gaoler, as the walls and bars with which he is surrounded ; and, in all attempts for his freedom, chooses rather to work upon the stone and iron of...
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Essays and Treatises on Several Subjects: In Two Volumes, Volume 2

David Hume - 1764 - 526 pages
...has neither money nor intereft, difcovers the impofiibility of his efcape, as well when he considers the obftinacy of the gaoler, as the •walls and bars,...attempts for his freedom, chufes rather to work upon the ftone and iron of the one, than upon the inflexible nature of the other. The fame prifoner, when conducted...
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